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Blog Tour and Author Interview by Nicole Dunlap

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Nobody is perfect. Through the scandalous family lies that bind them all together the Shaw women have survived. Four generations of women have tackled ups and downs: now, Annette is perfectly comfortable wither life. Charlene has tasted the bittersweet notes of success. Raven is preparing for the wedding of a century, and a life rich in love afterward. Beautiful, young Royael has all the pleasures of a princess…

While Dallas is in uproar over a gruesome rape-homicide, a lead Detective transforms into the ultimate stalker. A hitman lurks nearby. And death will surely come. The list of those wanting vengeance has reached its peak, but the Bible says that “God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”

Take one last roller coaster ride with the Shaw and Devereux families. Will there be rest for these souls?

 

Author Interview

Describe what “gumbo genre” is to your readers.

I’ve dubbed myself as “the gumbo genre” novelist because books shouldn’t be lightly seasoned. I write stories with drama, drizzled with suspense, seasoned with romance, and peppered with a few good laughs and an occasional cry. I try to be unique, especial with series’ so readers aren’t seeing patterns throughout the installments. For example, the Shaw Family Saga, Miss Nobody was a mixture of drama and touched on suspense. The future books add fire of emotions, action, suspense, spiritual awakening. With gumbo, every bite is new and unique.

2. What is one experience as a counselor that had the most impact on you? Has it influenced your writing?

I’ve listened to horror story after horror story–that is life for teenagers and little children. A student whose mother was murdered by a Los Angeles serial killer–I’ll never forget his motivation to succeed through it all. A five year old that is left at home alone, a high schooler that comes home to find the apartment empty and parents have moved without telling him, so now he’s a gang member. They believe that being in a gang provides them with family. One girl similar to teenage Raven is in an abusive relationship. These girls lose themselves in guys that are “popular” as Raven did with Chris in Miss Nobody. Their stories work on my emotions slowly, and I can literally feel Raven’s depression in the first books. By the time the series ends, the readers are dealing with a lifetime impact of family issues.

4. How do your characters deal with their abandonment issues?

Charlene redirects her issues into the form of acting. She will overcompensate for not taking care of Raven. Raven is very internal, holding in her problems and tries to keep secrets. I do show theme evolving somewhat, because learning to cope takes years.

5. Describe your writing process.

I co-weave drama by writing the first draft of a story and making bullet points for some of the plot to be answered in other series. There are issues from Miss Nobody that have traveled over to Miss Perfect. Not big ones where the reader gets frustrated, waiting for a resolution. I wouldn’t do that. It gets annoying. But when you get to book three and four, your bottom lip will drop, realizing that a small issue in book one was sooo very important.

6. What advice can you offer to new writers?

Get a thick skin. Not all stories are for everybody. You will get a review from a reader who thinks the story should have gone left when it went right. Read every review, take some of your fans advice, oftentimes it is useful. I’ve had book clubs invite me to discussions, and they come up with themes in my stories that I didn’t even know I had. It is awesome.

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Excerpt

I’m going to kill myself…” The words pulled Raven in and shook her to the core. She closed her eyes momentarily and rubbed her face with the back of her hand.

Why of all times?

Her mind, her body, her soul warned her to hurry to the jaded teen, but the ease of the Marcielago engine indicated that she might not make it down the hill if she sped too fast. Less than fifteen minutes later, Raven slowed down in Sadie’s neighborhood of three-story mini mansions. She parked on the driveway of Sybille’s Spanish-style villa and hopped out of the car.

In distressed jeans and a long tee, Sadie loomed on the wrought iron banister from her bedroom balcony. The sun had been cast out by the willow trees, the day already misty–a muggy wet summer indeed–Sadie’s Converses could slip from the banister and down she’d go. All because she couldn’t take Raven’s breakup. Jon wanted Raven to rid herself of Tyriq, and knowing that brother and sister were so close, she’d called Sadie over to tell her the same.

“Please!” Raven held up her hands, eyes wet with worry.

“Come up, Sis. Come see me.”

“Okay, oh-kay…” Raven hurried to the front door, her hands went to the knobs and she yanked them both open. Mud on her feet trekked over the white carpet as she took the stairs two at a time. Inside Sadie’s room, with its mellow yellow walls, butterfly and smiley face stickers, scattered makeup. It was a room for… a confused soul who knew not if she wanted to transform from child to adult, a mixture of confused adolescence. When Raven stepped out onto the deck, there was no trace of Sadie.

“Sis…” Sadie called.

Raven turned around. She hadn’t seen this area before. There should’ve been just a wall with posters of young rap groups and pictures but no, the wall was gone. Within the folds was an opened stainless steel door.

“Sadie,” Raven hurried to her. She could’ve slapped the teen, but hugged Sadie instead. “Don’t ever do that again. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. That was stupid of me, but don’t…” her voice broke as Sadie let her go. The apology for abandoning a friend lay dormant within the bristling of her belly. She knew disregarding Sadie because of her brother, Tyriq was–

“Raven.” Tyriq spoke her name in multisyllabic, as if years apart had torn his heart into pieces and just this mere sight of her, slowly intertwined the meat of it back together.

She glared at him.

The steel door slammed shut. Raven looked around. His sister was out of sight, except for a few monitors linked to the panic room. Sadie stood just on the other side of the partition, looking into the camera.

“I need you and Tyriq to talk things out.” Sadie smiled, wiping away tears.

The five-by-five safe room decreased in size. Raven refused to look at him. Refused to acknowledge his presence, even though he tried. Too angry to retort, she glared at Sadie’s innocent eyes. A few minutes later Sadie asked how it was going.

Tyriq pressed the intercom, “Not well.”

“Have you lost your mind?” Raven asked.

He let go of the button. He looked at her with eyes that bore right through her soul. “Do you know how much you hurt Sadie?”

Forget that, she asked, “Was this your idea?”

“No.”

“How could you let your little sister stand on the ledge like that!”

“Sadie can tightrope walk. Look,” he began with a seedy breath. “This is not you–the breaking up of friends? That’s ridiculous. Even if we have a falling out, Sadie has nothing to do with it.”

“Well, you just brought her in to this!”

“I didn’t know what she planned. She just told me you’d be here today.”

“Okay, Detective,” she smirked in disbelief.

“You didn’t grow up putting friends aside. You’ve always been very loyal to the point of being at fault. Remember the time you picked up Sadie from that town at the tippy top of Texas! She’d shoplifted with her rich friends. You wouldn’t just stop being friends with her…”

Raven batted back tears. He was right. Though she wouldn’t admit, she hummed within the confines of her brain trying not to hear the things she’d done for Jon. Whatever her husband wanted, he got, and would always get.

 

About The Author

Contact links:

Website: NicoleDunlap.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Dunlap/e/B009BTPPWY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535805.Nicole_Dunlap

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicoleydunlap

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleDunlap

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9637GqJqx7Y

 

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Social Blitz: Belonging Places by Maryann Weston

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Belonging Places Genre:
Women Fiction
Suspense

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Three women; three stories on life, lessons and love. Three journeys towards the belonging place; three journeys back to self. Liliana Flint-Smith is starting out on her own. Leaving a dysfunctional family behind her and with nothing but a university degree in librarianship, Liliana moves to a remote village in the country. Different from everyone else in the town, she must find her place in a society that doesn’t take kindly to strangers. With the help of an old woman who lives in the flat next to her, Liliana begins to find herself and discovers it was never about her changing, but about learning to be herself. Estelle Wainwright is successful. She’s burning up the career ladder and has just made editor at a national women’s magazine. Her husband Joel is also carving out his niche as an architect and, together with son Corey, is the picture of success. Or are they? Journey with Estelle as she fights the tension within herself: work and home, career and husband, businesswoman and woman, and navigates through a crisis that will test the decisions she has made about how she lives her life. Jill Bridges is struggling to stay afloat. With the loss of her husband and her children busy with their own lives, she’s facing the prospect of a nursing home. But it’s her independence that makes her life worth living and she’ll be damned if she’ll bow to society’s plans for her. With a fierce will, Jill must find a way to triumph over old age and emerge into a life that still holds meaning.

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Liliana raised one barely visible eyebrow. “Nothing’s wrong is it?” she said, starting to worry. She really needed to get through this degree. The money her grandmother had left her was starting to run out, and Mr Liazzorini from the pizza bar could only give her two shifts a week. She was tired of the endless baked bean sandwiches, eggs and mince, supplemented by loads of vegetables…because they were cheaper than meat. As she approached her final semester at university, she wanted out, and to begin her search for her ‘place’, she thought wryly as she fingered the corner of the books in her hands.
“Nothing’s wrong at all. In fact everything is fine Liliana. I just wanted to talk with you about an Honours’ year next year…in English. But more of that later when we’ve got that much needed coffee in our hands. I’ve only had one this morning and it’s nearly 11 o’clock!”
She linked arms with Liliana and half propelled her towards the coffee shop. Once they were seated, she took out a piece of paper which resembled Liliana’s academic transcript.
“I hope you don’t mind Liliana, but I was able to access your subject marks in this English major and I have to say they are impressive.”
Liliana’s eyes widened and she waited for the joke to come next. When it didn’t, her expression became one of puzzlement. “Ah…I’m not sure I know what you mean. I’ve not done that well in my English major.”
Hari smiled as she took a long sip of the soy latte she had ordered. Liliana was waiting for hers to cool, a little bit nervous of testing the heat against her lips in case it spilt.
“I’m telling you Liliana, your marks are better than good and I think you have the right attitude to take on Honours…you seem to understand what the writer is actually saying…the guts of it, if you know what I mean and not what academia wants you to think. You’re a complete natural and I think with a little bit of mentoring, you can make a place for yourself here.”
Liliana finally took a sip of her coffee and noticed with disappointment it had gone slightly cold. “Here? Oh I don’t think so…I mean I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I don’t want to stay here.”
Hari looked slightly puzzled, and a little bit hurt, Liliana thought.
“I’m not sure I know what you mean Liliana. What I’m offering you is a career path to perhaps, one day, lecture at this university. Perhaps write yourself. I really think you’re capable of all this,” she said, waving her arm in an expansive gesture in the general direction of the university.
Liliana couldn’t help smile but she quickly forced it back.
“Thank you. I really mean that, but I can’t stay here. I’ve got to find my place and this is not it,” she said. She reached into her purse and took out $3 in silver coins. She placed them on the table and bit at her lip. She really was quite nervous at having to disappoint Hari Theodori.
Hari touched her arm again. “I understand Liliana, but promise me you will think it over.”
Liliana nodded before hurrying out of the coffee shop. She could still make the 301 back to Blacktown. Luckily the term was nearly over and if she arrived and departed Hari Theordori’s classes on time for the next week, she wouldn’t have to talk about the prospect of studying Honours.

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Only light can drive back the darkness. Only Stevie Vegas can stop the Shadowcasters. It’s been a year since the 13-year-old skateboarder found out he was an Illuminator with special powers – the ability to read minds and make things happen. Then, he was forced to use his new powers to fight the Shadowcasters. Now they’ve turned up in his hometown wanting revenge, and it will take all his skills as an Illuminator and the help of his friends to beat them again.

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Maryann Weston is a professional writer and communicator, working in private enterprise and for government. She lives in Goulburn, Australia. She has been writing all her life across many mediums and for many purposes. Maryann has written for newspapers – features, news, legal stories – and for government, niche magazines, websites and for social media campaigns.
Maryann has written for private enterprise and managed numerous public relations and communications campaigns over the years. For the past 25 years, she has put words together in various ways, for a diverse audience and a variety of reasons, through her professional work and now as an author.
Her debut novel Shadowscape – The Stevie Vegas Chronicles is a story about a young skateboarder who has ESP and an amazing Kickflip (skateboard trick for those who don’t know). Her second novel Dawn of the Shadowcasters is Book 2 in the Stevie Vegas Chronicles series and is in Production with Lodestone Books and will be available on 30 May 2014. Maryann has also authored her first adult fiction book, Belonging Places, which is in production. It’s a book for women, and about women and will be published in March 2014.
You can follow Maryann on Twitter @MaryannWeston or Facebook at Imagine If – Maryann Weston Books http://www.facebook.com/shadowscape.stevievegas, Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/westonfamily1/ and her blog at WordPress http://www.extrasensitiveperson.wordpress.com. For more information about Maryann and her books, head to her website http://www.maryannwestonbooks.weebly.com

Book Blast: The Necklace of Goddess Athena by Effrosyni Moschoudi

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Book Description

Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-travelling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-travelling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?

 

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Excerpt

First, there was this tremendous roar.

Everything around them shook with force and then, a blinding light surrounded them as they were taken through a cyclone of ear-piercing soundsPhevos held the hand of his sister Daphne inside the forceful vortex of Time.

 

Neither of them knew where they were headed as they swirled frightened beyond description, their bodies surrendered to the powerful whirlwind. Their eyes were tightly shut to the blinding flashes of light and a sound that resembled a sweeping tornado tortured their ears. In the twenty years of his life, Phevos could never have imagined the intensity of the experience.

 

Although still captured in this unprecedented storm of light and sound, he managed to recall random pieces from his father’s stories. Efimios, his father and teacher, had described to him hundreds of times his experience of the Passage through Time but Phevos never expected there would come a day that he would experience it himself and at that, in such a different way.

 

Suddenly, he realized in panic that his sister’s hand had slipped away from his. He started calling out her name but through the roar he couldn’t even hear himself speak.

 

All at once, there was darkness and a soothing silence and next thing he knew, he was lying on the ground.

 

A strong buzz still sounded in his ears. It took a few moments to fade as he opened his eyes and tried to gather his wits. His body felt numb at first but he managed to sit up somehow and look around him. The ground felt wet under him and the air smelt of grass.

The moon shone high above on a starry sky with a velvet light that was ample, allowing him to inspect his surroundings quite easily. He was in an orchard.

There were trees, plants and bushes all around him.

Panicking, he realized that he was alone.

 

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Blog: http://www.effrosinimoss.wordpress.com

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Review: His Substitute Wife by Sylvia Hubbard

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Life has never been worth living for Charisse before her father died. After three attempts to kill herself were unsuccessful, she makes a deal for release from hell on earth, with one of the people who made her life what it was.

It wasn’t until Chyna finds out that her husband, Parker Mills, was having an affair with her twin sister, Cheyenne, that she realizes she’s losing the best thing she’s ever had. Feeling the ultimate betrayal by her own sibling, Chyna knows she has to do whatever it takes to keep her husband and give him what he longs for – a baby. Knowing that she’s unable to have children and Cheyenne is afflicted with the same condition, she decides to go to the only person that can help her save her marriage – her younger sister, Charisse.

In the end, one sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.

My Review

His Substitute Wife is a fitting title for this controversial read. The author takes readers on a harsh journey of mental and family issues. When we first meet Charisse, she is pitiful in her attempts to end her life. She’s such a heavy burden to her family, but then we learn that there is a deeper purpose to her tale. Her sisters Chyna & Cheyenne, are both involved with Chyna’s husband Parker. Oh, and did I forget to mention that they are twins? Take a moment to let it register…Okay.  To make matters worse, a scheme is concocted to bring Charisse into their mess by using her as a pawn in their morally void lives! Chyna wants to preserve her superficial lifestyle and is unable to give Parker a child. Neither of the twin sisters can carry a child, so the obvious choice is…Charisse. It’s bad enough when two sisters are involved with the same man, but another having sexual relations too. What I’ve mentioned is only the beginning!

The characters were difficult for me to connect with because I was disgusted by their behaviors. Parker’s involvement with all three ladies left my spirit perplexed.

With that being said, Sylvia Hubbard knows how to weave a drama-filled story with strong characters.

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“Spending fifty thousand dollars to produce off spring is crazy. Do you know what I could have done with that money? By this time, I’d have hundred college funds set up for you to donate to some third world child you could have adopted.”

Frustrated, Parker sunk down in the chair in front of Jaelen’s desk. “Yeah, but it’s not the same and you know it, Jae. Look at you. Five kids. Five damn kids.”

“Two are from my wife’s first dead husband.”

“But you’re still a family. You have off spring. You have someone to carry on your bloodline and you’re sharing these moments with the woman you first fell in love with and married. I want that. I want to be you… well not all ornery and mean, but you know what I mean. I’ve been married ten years to Chyna and you weren’t even married to Kim before you were bopping out twins.”

“Well, she raped me to get mine.”

“Let’s not even go into that. I think you just harbor that over her just so you can take advantage of her.”

Jaelen smirked wickedly. “It does make the mundane marriage very exciting when you can tie up your wife and make her beg for you. You should try it sometime.”

“Chyna says it might mess up her hair and hands.”

“If you can spend fifty on a baby, you can spend a couple of hundred– “

“Let’s not go into this.” Parker really didn’t want to expand upon his wife’s shallow behavior.

Jaelen took the hint, understanding in advance this was a sore subject for Parker. “So, this crazy sister-in-law, what’s her story?”

“Nothing I haven’t already told you. Chyna says her sister is so pathetic she can’t even kill herself.”

“How many times has she tried?”

“This last time makes three.”

Jaelen stopped what he was doing and frowned. “I’m not religious and all that, but she ever thought that it just wasn’t her time, and that she had a purpose in life.”

“You ever thought you’re just saying that shit because you’re an ass and you’re trying to find some hilarity out of a bad situation?” He stood up.

“So I take it you haven’t told Chyna about the boat?”

Parker didn’t answer because he knew Jaelen already knew the answer. He was saving it for the moment when Chyna announced that they were going to have a baby. Knowing that they were going to dedicate eighteen more years together deserved an award and “the boat” was the key.

Yet that moment hadn’t come and he was starting to think it never would. The majority of Parker’s friends were married and those that were had children, vibrant healthy off spring. Their blood running through small versions of themselves.

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About the Author

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Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.

Today, she has independently published over 28 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The AA Electronic Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.

“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”

Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.

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Fever Pitch Blog Tour (Character Interview)



FEVER PITCH (Heavy Influence, #1.5)
By Ann Marie Frohoff
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Paperback, 150 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Tough Issues / New Adult
I WAS CRUSHED BY MY HUNGER FOR HIM AND I COULD BARELY BREATHE.

 Desire? Definitely. Forever? Maybe.

  
When Jake and Alyssa’s virtual affair peaks while his band tours Europe, Alyssa decides it’s Jake that she wants for her 18th birthday. She surprises everyone, including Jake, with a planned trip to London.

After three years apart will it be everything they’ve both dreamed of? Alyssa is soon thrown into Jake’s stardom, delicate family matters and a side of him she’s never seen before.

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Character Interview with Alyssa Montgomery

 

Ann Marie: Thank you for meeting with me, I know it’s probably a little awkward for you.

Alyssa: Yes, it is. Sorry it took me so long to answer your calls. I’m not sure I should really be talking with you. What’s this for again?

Ann Marie: This is for an article I’m writing about love and relationships, specifically between young celebrity types. I interviewed Jake Masters for this and of course I sought you out. I always like to get both sides of the story. I’m just trying to get the full scope of what it was like for him and how your relationship has affected his music.

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Alyssa: Okay.

Ann Marie: I can see it’s true that you’re younger than him, still in high school, correct?

Alyssa: Yes.

Ann Marie: How has it been for you since he’s been on the road?

Alyssa: Well, I have my own thing going on, so I just try and live my life.

Ann Marie: Are you two together?

Alyssa: We’re friends, we love each other.

Ann Marie: So the break up was a rumor. The media is a buzz, so I have to ask.

Alyssa: Jake is touring and I’m here going to school, all I can say is what kind of relationship can you really have when two people never see each other and when there are other obstacles in the way.

Ann Marie: How do you feel about being Jake’s muse?

Alyssa: It makes me happy. It makes me miss him.

Ann Marie: Can you talk about what happened between Jake’s guitarist, Mike, and you?

Alyssa: *squirms in seat* – What is it that you want to know?

Ann Marie: What happened? I know he went to jail and the rest is rumor.

Alyssa: Mike and I were friends, we went to school together, but I really can’t talk about anything else. Maybe someday, but I’m not ready. Please don’t pressure me.

Ann Marie: Was it or is it difficult for you being the girlfriend of one of the hottest young, on the rise rock stars in the country? The heat Rita’s Revolt has is insane. How do you keep a positive attitude through it all?

Alyssa: I’m not sure. To be honest, I’m numb. I’m young and so is Jake. We have our whole lives ahead of us and I pray for him every day. Jake is my next-door neighbor who I grew up with. I care about him for real reasons, for reasons other people have no idea about. Nobody knows him like I do. Nobody will ever know him like I do, ever.

 

 

 

 

March 25th Bookish  – Review
March 25th A Diary of A Book Addict– Review
March 25th Book Blogger Mom – Promo
March 26th Booksniffer Book Reviews – Review
March 26th – Nerd Girl Official – Promo
March 26th The Reader and The Chef– Character Interview
March 27th Author Janice G. Ross  – Guest Post
March 27th Paranormal Book Club– Promo
March 27th Globug and Hootie Need A Book – Review/Playlist
March 28th I Read Indie  – Review
March 28th The Loyal Book  – Review
March 29th Red Hot + Blue Reads  – Review
March 29th Lost In
Ever After
– Review
March 30th Lustful Literature  – Review
March 30th Always YA at Heart  – Character Interview
March 30th YA Book Addict – Playlist

 

Ann Marie (“Annie”) Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult, she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.
Ann Marie is an author whose vision to tell a story started out like many other aspiring writers, with a dream, literally.
After taking her then eight-year-old daughter to a concert, her dream weaving took on a life of its own. Long story short, she quit her high- paying corporate job and went for broke to follow her dream.
The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, released June 11, 2013 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books.
Annie has settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.

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